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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th April 2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,347
Posted By Big Al
Re: It is better to start your blog with something to sell?

Swings and round-abouts...

Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

The beauty of blogging first is you can start to engage and interact with your audience first. You can see what posts, topics...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th March 2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By Big Al
Re: Personal caricature as logo?

I'm not sure about caricatures. Sometimes I find them harder to take seriously and a cartoon image isn't really that serious.

But here's the thing, maybe I'm not your market. The logo and brand...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st March 2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By Big Al
Re: Im newbie, how to start my own e-business?

Dude, you got the skills.

The only thing I believe you need to be careful with is creating a product that doesn't have enough demand. I mean, people might not want to be able to Olympic Lift but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,010
Posted By Big Al
Re: How much money can i make in first few months of my blog/website ?

Happiness = Reality minus Expectation

It's crazy expectations that mess us up. Have zero expectation about page views, sales etc etc... just do the work.

You could make a blog about Making...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th December 2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Big Al
Re: Determining the ideal Clickbank product to promote

Clickbank explanation of Gravity: https://support.clickbank.com/entries/22802962-Using-the-Marketplace

In their words, it's what's hot right now.



A product that has just launched, has buzz...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th December 2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Big Al
Re: Newbie Starting Out

Think it's an awesome idea to kill two birds with one stone.

I think Robert is right, to try to drill down and find yourself a more specific niche. I also think you shouldn't spend too much time...
Forum: Email Marketing 30th November 2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Big Al
Re: The most imprtant question ....

I think the truth is we're all on multiple lists. Solo ads or no solo ads, we're all on lots of lists and everyone is competing for the same space, and awareness, in your inboxes (... we all have...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th November 2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,019
Posted By Big Al
Re: What If I Can’t Write?

Have a read of "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield.

Good book and an easy read. It's not about writing, it's more about the mindset and he talks about everything from getting the work done and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th October 2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By Big Al
Re: There are only two answers to any IM question

I've started to make a swipe file, so far it includes:

- automated
- while you sleep
- red hot, hungry buyers
- consistent commissions
- just 20 minutes a day
- without a website, product,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th October 2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By Big Al
Re: Releasing a product every month/2 months, or having a monthly membership payment site?

I think the membership site....

I find creating new products really hard on my time, a membership site is still content creation but it's the same sales letters, infrastructure and so on.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd October 2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By Big Al
Re: How to select your niche type?

Narrow it down, flip a coin.

Then give yourself 90 days to get something working.

The procrastination and doing nothing will kill you. Win or lose, in 90 days you'll know whether it worked out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th October 2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,721
Posted By Big Al
Re: Best advice you ever had?

"As soon as I start to think too much, I stop and start doing"

Personally, thinking (and worrying) have slowed me down and stopped me taking action.

It's the motion beats meditation scenario.
Forum: Email Marketing 6th October 2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By Big Al
Re: Best after sales follow up email... ?

Yesterday I subscribed to Bencivenga's Bullets (... again - why didn't I read them the first time around).

His first bullet - you get it emailed to you on day 2 - is about exactly that. What to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 4th October 2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By Big Al
Re: Branding help

Some awesome brands are just the name of the person who started the company. It's quick, it's easy and it's unique.

I work in an offline business and I think we get sucked into logo design and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By Big Al
Re: New to IM - Mentors

I think it's good to have a mentor, a single source of information and someone who'll kick your butt. Give you someone to be accountable to.

But as for recommending one, it really depends on what...
Forum: Email Marketing 30th August 2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,952
Posted By Big Al
Re: How do you build your email lists?

For a while I just focused on creating WSO's and built a list of buyers. I got fed up with the freebie seekers who bought nothing (... I was also crap) from a variety of free giveaway events and my...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Big Al
Re: E-Course Mentor

Going to throw this out there...

Are there any direct response companies where you live you could try to work at? No matter what level, how good or how bad it is - it's be a amazing way to get an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,285
Posted By Big Al
Re: My first week ebook sales

Sure, you're right but ... what a great way to pee on someone's fire.

Rome wasn't built in a day and a good plan executed violently today is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,852
Posted By Big Al
Re: Competitive Edge Of A Newbie

I'm going to go with none.

It's not like a small brick and mortar business where you have lower overheads and can change direction quicker to adapt to the marketplace.

I can't think of any,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th June 2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By Big Al
Re: Whats the fastest way to supplement my income?

Mate... get started and start getting results.

Being honest here... I have several PLR products, several Kindle books and a couple of affiliate sites.

Something that only dawned on me (... a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th June 2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,013
Posted By Big Al
Re: Internet Marketer's: Everyone Says Stick with the Fundamentals ... So, What are They?

Short one but I'm going to throw in project management...

You don't have to do everything (you can outsource copy for example) but you do have to make sure everything gets done (and in a timely...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd May 2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By Big Al
Re: Any Help Would Be Appreciated - 21 y.o Needing Advice/Guidance!

I believe you should focus on learning direct response marketing basics -- the fundamentals.

Because they didn't just teach 'copywriting' they taught how to get leads, build mailing lists, sell...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th December 2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By Big Al
Re: Lose Weight Niche

Just to add a layer of overwhelm...

Once you have your avatar nailed down it won't just be weight loss products you can sell to them. For example I know of one fellow in the weight loss (or...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Big Al
Productivity is over rated...

I just read this and couldn't agree more. Sure, we're all different and work differently but, for me, this hit the nail on the head.

A great example is making a to-do list and feeling like you're...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd November 2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 801
Posted By Big Al
Re: What would you do if you are starting over?

Just take whatever you're going to do seriously.

Create a business plan. Schedule the to-dos into your calender and then do it.

It's not about getting rich quick, it's about creating a...
Forum: Email Marketing 13th August 2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,721
Posted By Big Al
Re: Best Email Marketing Course?

I think...

And I preferred...

To get on the lists of a variety of email marketers (whether they sold a course or not) to find out what style of email marketing I liked, would enjoy and would...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th July 2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By Big Al
Re: Do you write your own WSO sales copy? What's your experience so far?

Mixed but the more time I put into the copy, the better it has always done.

When I've half-arsed it, I've got half-arsed results.

Fortunately the WSO section is about as Targeted as you can get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Big Al
Re: Kindle Advice?

I was going to suggest something similar to NetJunkie.

Think of a sales funnel.

Perhaps sell them individually or offer a saving for a bundle of three.

Or you could give the first one away...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th March 2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,473
Posted By Big Al
Re: Best Way to Make a Sales Page?

Get Optimize Press.

You can do so much with it and the pages always look great.

Plus (unlike say Leadpages which is said to be very good) it's only a one-time fee.

Do it ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,126
Posted By Big Al
Re: First sale on click bank got refunded!

Keep going mate.

You don't really have the data to make that judgement call just yet, one sale.

Something I heard - once upon a time - was people giving out bonuses after (say 60 days) to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd March 2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,110
Posted By Big Al
Re: Membership Site Ideas..

I like what Brent said.

In fact I nearly signed up for one yesterday on the grounds that every month he's talks about what worked and what didn't work over the past month.

In the trenches...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th May 2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Big Al
If you're approving affiliates check the infractions tab...

There is an affiliate here who posts semi-regularly and seems 'ok'.

So I approved them and the only sale they have made has turned into an unauthorized payment claim with Paypal.

I have emailed...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th May 2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,103
Posted By Big Al
Re: How DO You Dominate Everyday?

Consistency.

Doing something that moves you forward one step each and everyday.

That and having a plan of attack.

I find that the consistency keeps me on track and is a much better way than...
Forum: Copywriting 23rd April 2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By Big Al
Re: Getting Email Autoresponder Clients

I ain't no body but I'm guessing it can't hurt to have your own list and start sending out your own emails so that you start to build a following... who may in turn become clients or know someone who...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 23rd April 2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Big Al
Re: Tags in wordpress, To do or Not to do?

Random one...

Today I was looking for "XYZ Kickboxing Location" and they didn't rank for their own organisation term. They only ranked for their club name (if you could remember it).

But one...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd April 2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,355
Posted By Big Al
Re: Why Every WSO (Warrior Special Offer) I Bought This Year Made Me Money

I remember someone saying you shouldn't buy something because they sought you out. That you should buy because you sought it out.

I know I've fallen for the trap of clicking on links and buying...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th November 2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,211
Posted By Big Al
Re: Fees: Cashing an American Click bank check in a UK bank

Halifax is the same. Ten quid fee. Nationwide was more expensive and now I do the same. Direct deposit straight into my account. I've been daft enough not to double check the amounts, conversion...
Forum: Copywriting 15th November 2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By Big Al
Re: Direct response flyers

Just an idea I heard someone locally try.

How about running an advert in a local newspaper (say a half page) and if it gets a decent response, turn that advert into the flyer. I guess a second...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Big Al
Re: Competing against yourself

Just wondering if there is a second, slightly different market you could sell the same product to using a different website etc.

For example: you can sell SEO services to chiropractors, dentists,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By Big Al
Re: Pre-made AR messages? Recommended or...?

I think it does depend on your list and the traffic source.

Just an observation but:

Most of the email swipes provided by vendors aren't my cup of tea but it seems there are some big affiliates...
Forum: Copywriting 13th October 2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By Big Al
Re: Blackbelt Magazine

This is why... (I'm assuming)

Black Belt - Google Books...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th September 2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By Big Al
Re: My First Product, Launched!

Well done mate.

But -- I don't mean to pee on your parade -- but I think you P.S. does the exact opposite of what it should do.

I'm no copywriter but after reading I might as well wait until...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd September 2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,433
Posted By Big Al
Re: Do Tree Hugging Hippies Spend Money?

Based on your post title:



Looking around where I live I genuinely believe
that many of the folk interested in sustainable
products have more disposable income.

I believe poorer income...
Forum: Copywriting 29th August 2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By Big Al
Is creating a feeling trust a big part (or concious part) of your copy?

Just had a bizarre week where everything I'm reading
seems to have bigger and bigger elements of trust.

First Ewen Mack posted this answer to one of my
questions about creating banners.


...
Forum: Ad Networks (CPM/CPL, Display) 19th August 2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,268
Posted By Big Al
Re: How I made my first $1,000 online...how about you?

Mmm good question.

I think it was either from multiple tiny Clickbank checks (they may have had a combined value of over $1000) or from releasing my first product. That definitely sold over $1000...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th August 2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 852
Posted By Big Al
Re: Noobie Question: How to backup my Wordpress blog?

Can I just add, don't just back up your blogs.

Test re-uploading them to a spare/test domain to make sure you can a) actually do it and b) make sure you're backing them up correctly.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 5,929
Posted By Big Al
Re: A Question of Branding. Nearly died when I saw this .... lol

Funniest thing I've seen today.

Keeping to the theme of branding (and positioning) and away from politics, I think she's way off.

Sure I'm 10 years older, male and live in the UK... I've no...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By Big Al
Re: [XMAS] Are you getting ready your $$$ sites for the rush yet?

Or Halloween.

Strange thing is when the products come out (teaching people how to make sites for seasonal events) it's almost too late already.

Just had a quick look and sites like Tomy UK...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By Big Al
Re: How Does this Analogy Relate to Your IM Business?

I'm thinking we're all dreaming of the big wins that come with big losses... the type that leave a bad taste in your mouth and wasted time in between, while you're recovering.

When maybe we should...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd July 2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,483
Posted By Big Al
Re: Is Computer Repair A Good Business?

I once worked in a small business where we paid an IT guy a monthly retainer fee. We had two offices with about 4 computers in each and a couple of printers. It was a very small network.

The guy...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 673
Posted By Big Al
Re: Blog Commenting Question

I think you have to blog comment as it was intended. Put your website URL where it should go and genuinely comment on the content of the post. IMHO the only time you should start linking in your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 22nd June 2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,453
Posted By Big Al
Re: How Do You Sell A High Ticket Item?

I think finding a source of targeted traffic is going to be paramount.

Yes the offer is seriously important but IMHO you'll always struggle turning people accustomed to buying $10 products into...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,846
Posted By Big Al
Re: List Building Courses?

I'd check out Mark Lareau and Jason Parker on the WSO section. They usually sell private label rights stuff, just check the licence to see what you can do with it.

From memory they have stuff on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th June 2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,929
Posted By Big Al
Re: How Warriors Are Making Their Money

Maybe we should start a bookies service to see what wins... product creation and selling services in the lead but not by much.

For me it's creating products and selling affiliate products via...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th June 2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,090
Posted By Big Al
Re: A simple trick that will double your productivity (and income!)

It helps when I only let myself access my email two or three times per day and no more. It's like logging into your Clickbank account every 30 minutes to see if you've made your first sale yet...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th June 2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By Big Al
Momentum marketing...

I read the other day about how some personal trainers often blame obesity on a lack of self-discipline. Actually it's not just personal trainers... I've been guilty of this too.

That you should...
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